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Recovered appeal: Welsh minister puts local plan first and rejects Caerphilly housing scheme


A Welsh minister has rejected an inspector’s recommendation and refused outline permission for up to 300 homes near Blackwood after citing the primacy of the local plan.

The scheme would deliver benefits to the local economy of around £8.7 million and 76 jobs, as well as providing highway improvements, sustainable travel and play and recreation space. 

But housing and local government minister Julie James said she is “committed to a plan-led system” and considered “the primacy of the adopted LDP is key to providing certainty for communities and d.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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